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Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

Crp .1 mg/l. Ra/anti-dsdna antibs/ana all negative. Why might hematology report indicate "suggested reactive or inflammatory process"? Also noted subset of reactive lymphocytes, occasionally atypical.

See below : Reactive (atypical) lymphocytes are usually due to viral illness or stressor on the body. It could be due to a medicine reaction or autoimmune disorder as well. Your CRP level of 0.1 is very low which is good. And your ra/anti ds dna are negative. So overall they didn't find anything abnormal and they called it possibly due to reactive process. ...Read more

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Hematology (Definition)

Hematology is a field of study in which a person studies the different types of blood cells in the bone marrow, the blood, the lymphatics, their functions, and their diseases. A doctor who specializes in problems of the blood and bone marrow ...Read more


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What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

What do MCV and MCH mean on a hematology report?

Definition: Mcv: mean corpuscular volume. Mch: mean corpuscular hemoglobin. The MCV tells us the size of the red blood cells and the MCH tells us how much hemoglobin is in each cell. The MCV is more important than the mch. They are referred to as red cell indices and they help us differentiate certain red blood cell problems. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Wbc 4.0 lymphocytes elevated neutrophils low. ? Retest in 2 mo ? hematology consultation

Wbc 4.0 lymphocytes elevated neutrophils low.  ? Retest in 2 mo ? hematology consultation

Wbc: A white count of four on the WBC is actually a normal level. I wouldn't worry about it unless there is a significant elevation and your white count such as 20,000. A hematologist consultation would be pointless for this. A common viral infection can cause elevated lymphocytes greater than neutrophils. I would suggest checking a CBC with differential in a months time. ...Read more

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Spleen 14cm/many of my WBC and platelets were really low then came back to normal doctor is sending me to hematology what is she trying to rule out?

Spleen 14cm/many of my WBC and platelets were really low then came back to normal doctor is sending me to hematology what is she trying to rule out?

Hematologic disorder: Low white blood cell counts and enlarged spleen can be seen in a number of conditions- liver disease, viral infections, and lymphoma would be examples. A hematologist will examine you, review your lab work and may order additional tests to try to determine the cause of these findings. ...Read more

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Husband low WBC count, vit d deficient, muscle pain, jerks going to sleep..Pcp, neurology, rhumatology, hematology..Nothing conclusive found..Frustrat?

Husband low WBC count, vit d deficient, muscle pain, jerks going to sleep..Pcp, neurology, rhumatology, hematology..Nothing conclusive found..Frustrat?

D Walk yoga: Supplement his vitamin d and follow a healthy balanced diet. With lots of fruits and veggies, plenty of water and high quality protein daily. Walk two miles every day in that gorgeous san diego weather and find a yoga class to stretch those jerking muscles. Go slow and build up to this activity. ...Read more

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Hematology count 10 please explan?

Confused.: Could it be that your hemoglobin is 10? I would contact the doctor that ordered these slabs and discuss the significance. ...Read more

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What's the RDW in hematology?

RBC size variation: Rdw is a a statistical measurement of the differences in size of the red blood cells (rbc). Higher RDW values mean that there is more variation in the sizes of the rbc. Iron deficiency anemia is associated with increased rdw, especially after iron replacement starts. ...Read more

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What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

What can cause elevated basophils in hematology?

Thanks for asking!: Increased basophil count is associated with many pathologic conditions, including: allergic reactions (drug, food), inflammation (ulcerative colitis, arthritis), endocrinopathy (diabetes, hypothyroidism), infection (chicken pox, small pox, tb, influenza), iron deficiency anemia, radiation exposure, myeloproliferative disorders, basophilic leukemia...Etc. ...Read more